Why the need to ID lurkers?

jrgrant@dc.infi.net
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 14:34:34 -0400


Well, one very good reason (at least for senders) is that I can forsee
ALL kinds of "services" being set up offering real/near real time video
"entertainment". Once you have "subscribed" and the sender gives his IP
address to the lurker, the sender will need some way to know which lurker
is logged on and for how long so that accurate billing can be generated.
Someone, nay, bunches of someones are gonna' make piles with this. -JRG